Sandy Klein

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it. – Harvey Mackay

I always forget how much I miss writing until I spend time doing it. When I started this blog, and we know it’s come and gone several times over the years, it was really just to share what was on my heart without burdening everyone around me. Since that time I feel like I’ve found a strong community in the special needs world that really has given me an opportunity to share and connect with moms and families that are in the same place as mine. Having that outlet, I feel, has made me a more positive person, and really shifted the things I want to share.

I see so many friends and family that are incredibly stressed. Its such a hard time in our world with covid, job loss, tensions, politics. Any conversation can lead to a potential battle, and you never really know what your friends and family are going through. Me whining about my heavy heart doesn’t help the world. I’d rather be a positive person, and lift up other people. I feel like the world needs more people to try and uplift others, and steal the focus off of all the bad in our world. At least for the next couple of weeks, and until covid calms down maybe its a dream. But don’t you think that we have to start somewhere?

It’s not great quality, but I recently saw this and it connected with me.

I would love to hear thoughts from other people on what you do to try and build up those people around you. Sunday night we lit a fire in my backyard and I invited a couple of friends over last minute. Covid has stolen going out to coffee with friends, or a girls night out. At least it has for me. I know that some are still doing those things, and I love seeing the happy people on social media. It’s just not in my comfort zone, but how do we feel those gaps that the world has created? Social Media should be a positive place to engage with friends, but until the election is over somedays it is exhausting to open those apps.

I fear that it will become to easy to be introverted in a time that we need the support of others. So many suffer from anxiety and depression, and how can we stay aware of friends and family that may need us? I know sometimes I get quiet with my friends, and its easy for one day to become two, and then a week. How many friends have you lost contact with that way? Anxiety and depression are serious medical issues, and if you are suffering please don’t be afraid to talk to a friend. Reach out for a facetime cup of coffee (I just haven’t gotten onboard the zoom train).

I would love to hear how your coping through these crazy times. I hope you have a tribe of friends or family to help support you and encourage you. Or that your able to find an outlet to express your feelings. Write a blog even if no one reads it. Do it for yourself, trust me if can help. It helped me when I was struggling.

-Sandy

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